In response to press speculation AEGON N.V. confirms that it is in discussions with its major shareholder Vereniging AEGON ('Association') about a financial restructuring which may result in a realignment of the AssociationÂ's interest in the company.
The financial restructuring would provide the company with greater financial flexibility to pursue its strategy. No new shares would be issued and the restructuring would be non-dilutive to ordinary shareholders. AEGON confirms that its capital position remains strong. No decisions have been taken in relation to timing and quantum of the restructuring. When discussions are concluded a further announcement will be issued.